A New Zealand man should be glad to have a nagging wife. Her nagging at him to pay a lottery ticket made the couple $7.7 (New Zealand dollar) million richer.
The couple have asked not to be identified. They live in Auckland. The henpecked hubby made it just under the wire to the store with two minutes to spare Saturday night to buy the “golden” ticket.
The Associated Press reports:
“My wife had been nagging me all week to get a ticket, so I when saw the Lotto sign … I sprinted in to get the ticket before they closed,” said the man, who asked not to be identified — normal practice among lottery winners in New Zealand .
“I must have been their last customer of the night,” he said, adding that the young married couple had had a “rough” couple of years, reduced to one income after having children.
On Sunday morning his nagging wife requested a barbecued sausage. He didn’t have the money for the sausage and decided to check the numbers for the Saturday night lottery draw hoping for a small prize to buy the sausage.
Showing the printout to his wife she initally thought they had won a mere NZ $7,700.
“When she realized how much it really was, she fell to the floor, and then said: ‘but all I wanted was a sausage.'”